Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Charity thieves asked to “do the right thing” Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On his quest to help the homeless Tiny Deane saved up for a trailer to help shift people into new homes. Now he’s asking for help to get it back after thieves made off with it in a night raid. Read more Related Posts:A lot of people said you can’t do that……Healthy Homes saving lives – NZ Read more

Failed Wellington bus changes a foodband windfall Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A commuter’s moment of inspiration and some hard work between two parishioners from St Michael and All Angels Church in the Wellington suburb of  Newlands has resulted in a windfall for the Newlands foodbank. Continue reading Related Posts:Metlink bus stuck at entrance of St Teresa’s…World premiere of documentary about strengthening of…God calls Anglican Bishop of Read more

Operation Restore Hope: Transforming the lives of children in the Philippines Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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On Thursday, Operation Restore Hope, a team of 25 volunteer medical professionals, are heading for the Philippines. They will carry out the repair of cleft lips and palates, facial disfigurement and other deformities for children who cannot afford medical care. This is the 20th year in which such a team has visited the Philippines. Health clinics throughout Read more

11-year old gives lunch to homeless man every day for 2 weeks Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A South Auckland boy has plucked a homeless man from “the pits of despair” by giving him his lunch every day for two weeks. It was only when the rough sleeper walked to school with the 11-year-old and told the boy’s teachers that anyone found out what he was doing. Continue reading Related Posts:School angry Read more

New Zealanders give generously – almost $3 billion a year Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Each year, individuals, trusts and charities give around $3 billion dollars to New Zealand causes. Famous and not-so-famous wealthy individuals have generously given billions, established trusts, foundations, and charities. However, based on the available figures, it’s ordinary Kiwis who give the most to the philanthropic sector.  Continue reading Related Posts:Religion contributes more to the U.S. Read more

Good-hearted charity is not enough Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Charity is about being good-hearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily change the social, economic, and political structures that unfairly victimize some people and unduly privilege others. We need to be fair and good of heart, but we also need to have fair and good Read more

Wedding couple’s gifts go to night shelter Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A Tauranga couple decided to forgo wedding gifts, instead asking their guests for a donation for the Tauranga Moana Night Shelter. The couple were gifted just over $2000 for the shelter and said they already had plenty of household appliances and cutlery sets. Continue reading Related Posts:Mercy Sisters organise rally outside parliament…Fast growing Tauranga population Read more

The Church – the world’s biggest charity Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Stalin famously said of the Church, “The Pope! How many divisions has he?” Less well known is Churchill’s response that Stalin “might have mentioned a number of legions not always visible on parade”. Indeed, the reach and influence of the Church are not easily described by statistics alone, yet the raw statistics are staggering enough. Read more

Pope Francis: does what he talks about Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Whenever Pope Francis talks about the need to welcome immigrants, to build bridges not walls, and to invest in the countries from which people are fleeing, critics inevitably will ask, “Okay, but what are you doing about it?” From snarky observations about the walls around Vatican city to wry observations about all the under-utilized ecclesiastical Read more

A charity that has a loyalty programme for donors Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

A Whangarei child poverty charity is a finalist in the community innovation category at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. The New Zealand Network Charity’s unique fundraising loyalty programme, called ‘network member with rewards’, allows people to register as a member, pay a membership fee and then have access to discounts and special offers from supporter businesses. Read more